Three Reasons Your Home's Energy Bills Might Be High

If your car is making a funny noise, read through my blog. You might find that I have already experienced that sound and provided you a solution to the problem.

Three Reasons Your Home's Energy Bills Might Be High

12 February 2016
 Categories: , Blog

For a number of homeowners, their energy bill serves as one of their larger monthly expenses.  However, this doesn't mean it has to be expensive. If your energy bills are through the roof, this means it's time for you to take a closer look, as there are a number of factors that could be causing this problem.

Vampire Appliances

Do you have appliances plugged in that you don't use on a regular basis? If your answer was yes – you have vampire appliances in your home. Juicers, hair dryers, toaster ovens, DVD players and computers are just some of these vampire appliances. The problem is that these devices draw electricity even when they are in the off position.

While this seems like a small problem, if you have a lot of these vampire appliances, this can amount to a great deal of electricity being generated, wastefully. Keep your bills lower by unplugging these devices or plugging them into a power strip that allows you to turn off their power usage.  

Heat Gain Or Heat Loss

It's estimated that as much as 15% of your home's energy is lost through its windows. If you haven't taken measures to lower the amount of heat loss or gain through your windows, you are not working to lower your bills. Professionally installed window tint can help. This window tint comes in the form of an invisible film that is applied to your windows to create a barrier.

This barrier prevents heat from escaping during the winter and blocks many of the sun's UV rays from penetrating inside during the summer, helping save you money. There are different tint color options ranging from a mirror style design to an invisible design depending on your needs.  

Skipping Comfort System Maintenance

You might think you're saving money by skipping annual maintenance to your home's heating or cooling system. The reality is that you're doing the opposite. You're actually costing yourself money. Regular maintenance ensures all parts of these systems are performing efficiently.

Even if your system seems to be operating correctly, an underlying issue could be effecting its efficiency, such as an airflow problem or dirty coils. Until you repair these problems the unit will only work harder than necessary and lead to higher than normal operating costs. Make sure you are not overlooking annual maintenance as an unnecessary measure.

Make sure you are taking measures around your home to reduce your energy usage and ultimately your energy bills. For more information about window tinting, contact a business such as MidAmerica Tint. 

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what to car sounds mean?

I have an older car that is constantly in the shop. Yes, this car does cost me a bit each year to keep on the road, but what I pay in repairs is much less than what I would pay to buy a new car. I have learned a lot over the years of driving this car. I have found out what just about any sound means and what it takes to make those repairs. If your car is making a funny noise or two, take a minute to read through my blog. You might find that I have already experienced that sound and have provided you a solution to the problem.